Kashmiri Muslims responsible for ouster of Pandits, says Ashoke Pandit

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 19 (ANI): Remembering the disastrous night of January 19, 1990, Indian filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit held the Kashmiri Muslims responsible for the ouster of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley. Remembering the night of January 19, 1990, when around 4.5 lakh Kashmiris were thrown out of Kashmir, Pandit asserted that their fight to return to the Valley still continues. "It's a very important day for us because we lost our roots, we lost our homes, because of genocide and ethnic cleansing in Kashmir. The majority population of Kashmir i.e. Kashmiri Muslims, were responsible for our ouster from Kashmir. This January 19, we are again telling the world that we are still alive and our fight to return still continues," Pandit told ANI. Continuing their fight to return to Kashmir with the same honour and dignity, Pandit said their effort to do something special on its anniversary is only to remind the people about the same. "We are releasing three videos today via which we are telling the world that we will continue to fight for our return and nobody can stop up to return to our Valley, our home, our roots with dignity and honour," he said. January 19, 1990 is a day which still haunts the community oh Kashmiri Pandits for the tragedy it brought on that fateful night. Ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits was an event that occurred on January 19, 1990 when most of the Pandit families were forced to flee from Kashmir valley due to outbreak of terrorism. The estimate of Pandits having fled from Kashmir ranges from approximately 1, 00,000 to as high as 8, 00,000.(ANI)